The choice of color for the Simpsons characters was very strategic, actually. As soon as Matt Groening, creator of The Simpsons, was given a drawing of the characters in yellow by an animator, he knew it was perfect.
The idea was that whenever someone was flipping through the channels, they would automatically know The Simpsons was on when they saw the yellow bodies flash by. Speaking of characters, all of them are a digit short of a full, human-like hand. Actually, the only character to ever have five fingers on a hand was God.
Miss Isabella Beetons Book of Household Management was one of the most influential and best-selling books of the 19th century, even though it was just a cookbook. The massive bit of writing goes on for more than 900 pages, with all but a few dozen of them recipes. At the end, Beeton cites merely a great doctor and solicitor for sources on medical and legal matters.
Later critics have found that Isabella Beeton stole every recipe from the writings of such other authors as Florence Nightingale and Eliza Acton. She was so careless that she would steal from male authors and not change the gender of the voice of the passage. Slightly changing some text to avoid plagiarism charges also led to some nonsensically bad advice she advised readers to boil pasta for 105 minutes.
The deceit continued even after Isabella Beeton died at the young age of 28. Her husband, Sam Beeton, kept the audience in the dark about her death and kept republishing the book with new prefaces, implying that Isabella was still updating it.